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Decathlon turbos.

Postby Davdandy » Wed Sep 25, 2013 16:11 pm

Anyone got any advice on the Decathlon range of turbos.?

The bikes are highly rated,i myself have a RR,but what of the turbos,any good or waste of money.I have a top budget of £150 and they sell them for a ton which is good for my wallet.
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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby matt-h » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:15 am

not sure on the quality of the Decathlon or the planet one I have linked, but it throws another into the ring for you
http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/TRS ... bo_trainer

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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby Davdandy » Thu Sep 26, 2013 17:18 pm

Thanks Matt,one to ponder i think.
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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby Davdandy » Tue Oct 01, 2013 16:59 pm

Just bumping this thread in case anyone missed it.Opinions still needed.
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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby diamonddog » Tue Oct 01, 2013 17:12 pm

Bite the bullet get an Elite or similar for about £140 job done . :)

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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby bigaac » Thu Oct 03, 2013 19:07 pm

bought the Tacx from decathlon last year and really pleased with it. was £120 from memory

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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby Davdandy » Fri Oct 04, 2013 13:47 pm

The cheapest Tacx now is £199,way out of my price range.
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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby diamonddog » Fri Oct 04, 2013 15:12 pm

Davdandy wrote:The cheapest Tacx now is £199,way out of my price range.

Planet X have a Stealth Black mag trainer reduced to £99.99.

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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby Davdandy » Fri Oct 04, 2013 18:37 pm

diamonddog wrote:
Davdandy wrote:The cheapest Tacx now is £199,way out of my price range.

Planet X have a Stealth Black mag trainer reduced to £99.99.


That looks a good deal,anyone used one?
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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby diamonddog » Fri Oct 04, 2013 18:47 pm

I use an Elite mag trainer same basic principle as the Stealth, have a root around on Google there might be some info or try on Wiggle reviews etc.

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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby Davdandy » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:03 am

Thanks DD.

I just had a quick look at this one at Halfords but BR give it a damning report.The price is good though at under a ton but should i go up a little,with Christmas fast approaching i don't want to go overboard on cost you see.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_229901
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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby diamonddog » Sun Oct 06, 2013 13:39 pm

I have used this trainer and IMO it does not run rough and it is no more noisy than others of the same design, it was set up in the dining room at home.
Have a look at the customer reviews on Halfords, Wiggle, Evans etc they give are a more realistic view IMO, at the end of the day it's your choice.

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Re: Decathlon turbos.

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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby Mad_Malx » Sun Oct 06, 2013 14:17 pm

diamonddog wrote:I have used this trainer and IMO it does not run rough and it is no more noisy than others of the same design, it was set up in the dining room at home.
Have a look at the customer reviews on Halfords, Wiggle, Evans etc they give are a more realistic view IMO, at the end of the day it's your choice.


I think Halford's only publish the reviews they like - I did a positive review of a Boardman bike with only a couple of minor negatives and it didn't appear.

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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby Davdandy » Sun Oct 06, 2013 14:20 pm

Inutero wrote:http://www.wiggle.co.uk/elite-crono-fluid-elastogel-trainer/

£150


Ok,without trawling through the site can you tell me why you think i should go for this model.At £150 it is quite a bit more than i wanted to pay but if it is worth the extra then fine,but please explain to me why.What makes a £150 model better than the £100 one.

I fully appreciate all your views so please forgive my ignorance on some points i do not understand.
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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby diamonddog » Sun Oct 06, 2013 15:17 pm

Mad_Malx wrote:
diamonddog wrote:I have used this trainer and IMO it does not run rough and it is no more noisy than others of the same design, it was set up in the dining room at home.
Have a look at the customer reviews on Halfords, Wiggle, Evans etc they give are a more realistic view IMO, at the end of the day it's your choice.


I think Halford's only publish the reviews they like - I did a positive review of a Boardman bike with only a couple of minor negatives and it didn't appear.


TBH Halfords are not my favourite store but I have seen negative comments on there. I honestly think that if you look at other places Wiggle etc and look at the reviews by people that own the items you will see good and bad reviews which I believe is a more balanced opinion than one magazine review. :)

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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby sharper13 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 16:50 pm

i just bought a Tacx santini pro from decathalon last night - £149 and it included front wheel stand and mat as well. Its really well built and feels great.

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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby matt-h » Tue Nov 05, 2013 20:29 pm

sounds a bargain with the mat and stand

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Re: Decathlon turbos.

Postby davidof » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:10 am

Davdandy wrote:Anyone got any advice on the Decathlon range of turbos.?


The basic Decathlon turbo doesn't offer a lot of resistance. However the Tacx Satori is currently on sale at 149 UKP (or 149 Euro if you are doing a booze cruise to Calais (check stock first mind) ).

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/satori-pro-h ... 64386.html

It can generate nearly a 1000 watts at 60kph, far more than I can push. I use it with

http://wattzap.com/

a VR/Power training application I developed.

The Satori is similar to the newer Blue Motion trainer. It is not listed on the Tacx website anymore. The 149 UKP deal with the mat etc is pretty good. The trainer works well, has a good hefty flywheel and you can get spares for the resistance lever etc. Don't bother with a "sweat thong", just drape a towel over the bike. Oh and buy a big fan.


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